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On average, ocean water has a salinity level of
a) 3.5 parts per thousand b) .035 parts per thousand c) 0.35 parts per thousand d) 35 parts per thousand
Possible theory that explains how our oceans first developed
a) from volcanic activity b) earthquakes c) earth's rotation d) Coriolis Effect
Drastic change in salinity with change in depth is called
a) thermocline b) pycnocline c) halocline d) salinocline
General movement of ocean water begins at the
a) equator b) poles c) near the continents d) in deep water
The tendency of ocean water and wind to be deflected is due to the
a) plates shifting b) Sun's gravitational pull c) Moon's gravitational pull d) the Earth's rotation
When low tides are higher than normal and high tides are lower than normal, it's a
a) spring tide b) neap tide c) an eddy d) a gyre
Dissolved oxygen ______with depth
a) increases b) stays the same c) decreases d) fluctuates
The Thames river joining Long Island Sound is an example of an
a) ocean eddy b) ocean current c) estuary d) none of these
The tides have
a) large wavelengths and small wave heights b) small wavelengths and large wave heights c) large wavelengths and large wave heights d) small wavelengths and small waveheights
Reason we see only one side of the moon is due to
a) the Coriolis Effect b) the sun is too bright c) synchronous rotation d) the moon being so small
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